Register Now for Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up
December 5th, 2012, 11:50 am
MAS and our partners invite you to the second event in our Road to Resilience Series, Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up – Policy, Planning and Process on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The goal of this free event is to share lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and to cultivate ideas for becoming a more livable and resilient New York. Join us on Saturday, January 12 for a series of hands-on workshops designed to foster an exchange of ideas and enable grassroots networking with a diverse group of stakeholders from across the region.The event will include a series of a keynote panels and break-out discussions to facilitate peer-to-peer learning among community leaders, civic officials, innovative entrepreneurs, New York residents, and urban planning and design practitioners eager to spark a conversation about how to move forward from this devastating event – and prepare for the next one. Special guests will include resource people instrumental in the neighborhood-led recovery of New Orleans.
The event is free, but registration is required. Register nowThe event will invite a wide range of industry experts and community leaders to create a collaborative environment for all New York metropolitan residents to come up with strategies and ideas for building the Road to Resilience. The event seeks to answer the questions:
- What tools do New Yorkers need to protect, strengthen, and grow their neighborhoods?
- How can we ensure adequate infrastructure response for our vulnerable populations?
- What role do renewable energy technologies and infrastructure have in the future of New York’s resiliency?
- What zoning tools can we use to strengthen the edge and protect our delicate infrastructure?
- How can our health systems respond quickly and efficiently in the wake face of sudden shocks?
- What policies could better prepare small and local businesses to cope with disruptions?
- What are entrepreneurial New Yorkers doing now to aid in Hurricane Sandy’s recovery efforts?
- What lessons can we learn from the experience of New Orleans and abroad?
- Can this crisis lead to more participatory forms of governance?
- What messages do we want to share with local, state and federal government?
- How can cultural networks and industries adapt their services in the face of catastrophic events, and make our neighborhoods more resilient?
- What lessons have we learned from the use of social media in Hurricane Sandy?